Charley Colton tries to keep up with daughter Ashleigh as he adjusts her princess hairband that was slipping off during the bike parade. (Johnson Publications photo)

Smokin’ starts early. Jay Mears, foreground, and Gabriel Castillo, both of Benkelman, check the pork ribs and pulled pork Saturday morning, as the open grill sends up the aroma drawing people to Smokin’ on Broadway. Mears and Castillo were part of the EZ Does It team, one of a dozen competitors in the BBQ competition. (Johnson Publications photo)

At the petting zoo, Bristol Patterson gives a goat a hug. (Johnson Publications photo)

Weather doesn’t dampen Smokin’ fun

    Rain has been a constant this month in and around Imperial.
    And, more of it fell Saturday during the fourth annual Smokin’ on Broadway.

The Imperial Lions presented members of the CCS marching band with a trophy designating them a “Smokin’ Hot” band after they led the bike parade Saturday morning. Band members taking part included, from left, Heather Stumpff, Braxton Maris, Krystal Smith, Andrew Wiest, Eric Gonzalez, Luis Co, Conner Tyerman, Malachi Christensen and Tristen Stumpff. Lions Club members helping with the parade were, back from left, Dennis Batterman, Bruce Curtis and Sheryl Curtis. (Johnson Publications photo)

Despite a little dampness, the bike parade drew a big group of youths and adults. (Johnson Publications photo)

Alex Fortkamp had a comfortable ride in the parade, surrounded by his pillow pets in the wagon pulled by his mom. (Johnson Publications photo)

Bike parade proves popular despite rain

    A new event added to the lineup at Smokin’ on Broadway proved popular, and will return next year.


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